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Sanepar Building $27.4 Million Water-Pipeline System in Brazil

May 02, 2013

Cia. de Saneamento do Parana, the Brazilian water utility, is building a 55 million-real ($27.4 million) pipeline project that will double the water supply of the city of Londrina.

Sanepar, as the company is known, will build 22 kilometers (13.7 miles) of pipes connecting the Tibagi river in the southern state of Parana to the local water-supply system, the Curitiba, Brazil-based company said today in an e-mailed statement.

The project, along with another 16.5 million-real expansion to a water-treatment plant, is expected to be complete in the second half of 2014, according to the statement. When complete, the system will be able to deliver 2,400 liters (633 gallons) of water a second, up from 1,200 liters now, enough to meet demand through 2030 in the cities of Londrina and Cambe.

The network supplies about 55 percent of the two cities’ water demand now, Sanepar said.

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